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Just got back from a 2.5 week trip to Italy. Spent most of my time in the Veneto region, but took a side trip to visit some friends that live in Bolate (outside Milan). Did the usual sightseeing in Milan (Il Duomo, Castello, Navigli, Pinoteca di Brera). One day my friend Daniel says "Hey, you're a fan of Alfa Romeo, Right?".....er....I own one....."There's an Alfa Romeo museum about 10 minutes from here in Arese."

What? Here? 10 Minutes from your apartment?

Now I knew there was an AR museum...but I just assumed it was connected to the factory in Cassino, or in Turin where Fiat is. OK....a visit to the museum is NOT optional and was put on the tour schedule for the next day.

What a happy surprise. The museum is VERY nicely done. There was a LOT on display, including aircraft engines, boats, concept cars, lots of car engines, and a full range of production cars back to 1912.. My two companions who are not "car people" agreed that the museum was impressive. There's even a nice cafe and gift shop!

So...if you're near Milan, and you have some wheels to get to Arese, I would consider it worth your time to get out there.

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Pic 11---the Alfa Army "Jeep" with scudetto in front. Cool. I guess Alfa and Jeep have been sharing parts for a while lol. Retired Army guy here, so of course it caught my attention.
 

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Pic 11---the Alfa Army "Jeep" with scudetto in front.
I found the use of the scudetto interesting to say the least..and i tried to capture that in some of pictures. There's a rule somewhere at AR that says "thou shalt incorporate the AR emblem and scudetto in the grill of every Alfa", then, someone points out "hey boss, it's an F1 Racer..there really isn't a grill..." only to be told "slap one on there with a couple of pop rivets....we have rules here!!!"
 

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Can someone explain the history of the 8C? Was it ever sold as a production car?
The Alfa Romeo 8C was originally a range of Alfa Romeo road, race and sports cars of the 1930s. In 2004 Alfa Romeo revived the 8C name for a V8-engined concept car which made it into production for 2007, the 8C Competizione.
The 8C designates 8 cylinders, and originally a straight 8-cylinder engine. The Vittorio Jano designed 8C was Alfa Romeo's primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement in 1939. In addition to the two-seater sports cars it was used in the world's first genuine single-seat Grand Prix racing car, the Monoposto 'Tipo B' - P3 from 1932 onwards.[2] In its later development it powered such vehicles as the twin-engined 1935 6.3-litre Bimotore, the 1935 3.8-litre Monoposto 8C 35 Type C, and the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia Roadster. It also powered top-of-the-range coach-built production models, including a Touring Spider and Touring Berlinetta.

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The Alfa Romeo 8C was originally a range of Alfa Romeo road, race and sports cars of the 1930s. In 2004 Alfa Romeo revived the 8C name for a V8-engined concept car which made it into production for 2007, the 8C Competizione.
The 8C designates 8 cylinders, and originally a straight 8-cylinder engine. The Vittorio Jano designed 8C was Alfa Romeo's primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement in 1939. In addition to the two-seater sports cars it was used in the world's first genuine single-seat Grand Prix racing car, the Monoposto 'Tipo B' - P3 from 1932 onwards.[2] In its later development it powered such vehicles as the twin-engined 1935 6.3-litre Bimotore, the 1935 3.8-litre Monoposto 8C 35 Type C, and the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia Roadster. It also powered top-of-the-range coach-built production models, including a Touring Spider and Touring Berlinetta.
I did some wiki reading in my free time and learned more about it. I always knew of the 4C and wondered, why didn‘t Alfa have a higher powered car called the 8C? Lo And behold BAM that damn thing actually exists.

And I think it’s really darn cool. Wiki also said only 99 of them in the US? How long before Doug D M. makes a vid on one?

Appreciate your write up above

[EDIT] Even better!
 

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Ok...one more picture from the trip..

Spotted this in Milan....and alerted my family: I no longer want to be cremated...I want a full coffin funeral and I want my last ride to be in this Maserati Hearse (not just from the church to the cemetery...I want to a long slooooow ride through town).
 

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